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Friday, November 28, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2013.11.19)

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Crisis of confidence at MSG? (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:00:43 EDT)
    After the Knicks lost at home to the Bobcats earlier in the season — and lost Tyson Chandler in the process — Carmelo Anthony said his teammates needed to avoid falling into a “dark place.”Too late. New York has lost five straight at home for the first time since Feb. 2010. They are three games under .500 for the first time since March 2012. They are very much in a dark place entering Tuesday’s game against the Pistons. Need more evidence?

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson calls out Knicks for lack of effort (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:10:48 GMT)
    Two days after Carmelo Anthony questioned whether the Knicks were even “trying” in Saturday’s ugly home loss to Atlanta, Mike Woodson also questioned his team’s recent efforts following practice on Monday.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R.’s little bro gets D-moted (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:10:29 GMT)
    Chris Smith is out of the NBA for now, as the Knicks assigned J.R. Smith’s younger brother to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League following Monday’s practice. Chris Smith’s inclusion on the Knicks’ roster since the start of the season recently sparked a Twitter spat between Pistons guard Brandon Jennings and J.R.    

  • [New York Times] Conley, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Over Clippers (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:47:34 GMT)
    With his backcourt mate out of the picture for the final three quarters and Memphis’ big men losing some steam down the stretch, Mike Conley went to work and carried the Grizzlies to a gritty win that put them over .500 for the first time this season.    

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 22 to Lead Warriors Over Jazz 98-87 (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:06:03 GMT)
    Stephen Curry scored 22 points, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece and the Golden State Warriors beat the struggling Utah Jazz 98-87 on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Trail Blazers 108, Nets 98: Nets Start Fast but Lose Momentum and the Game (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:04:55 GMT)
    The Nets are winless when being outscored in the third quarter, which was the case in their defeat Monday to the Portland Trail Blazers.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bulls Extend Their Streak to Five Games (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:53:38 GMT)
    Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to beat the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.    

  • [New York Times] Ellis Leads Way in 2nd Half, Mavs Top 76ers 97-94 (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:20:35 GMT)
    Monta Ellis scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter when Dallas took its first lead, and the Mavericks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 97-94 Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 38 as Thunder Tops Nuggets 115-113 (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:08:49 GMT)
    Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 115-113 on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Deng Helps Bulls Edge Bobcats (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 03:50:41 GMT)
    Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 86-81 on Monday for their fifth straight win.    

  • [New York Times] Felton Is Missing Shots, and Those He Guards Are Not (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 03:19:32 GMT)
    Hampered by a strained hamstring, point guard Raymond Felton is shooting below his career average and struggling defensively.    

  • [New York Times] Blazers Surge Past Nets for 7th Straight Victory (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 03:09:02 GMT)
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 Monday night for their seventh straight victory.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Demote Smith’s Brother (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 03:06:38 GMT)
    The Knicks assigned Chris Smith, the younger brother of J.R. Smith, to the Erie BayHawks of the N.B.A. Development League.    

  • 9 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2013.11.19)

    1. flossy

      The NBA held internal discussions about the Knicks’ decision to keep J.R. Smith’s brother, Chris Smith, on their 15-man roster and ultimately decided it was not in violation of circumventing the salary cap, The Post has learned.

      http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/j-r-smiths-bro-shipped-to-d-league/

      Ha! The NBA actually studied whether Chris Smith is just run-of-the-mill terrible or SO terrible that his inclusion on the roster constitutes circumvention of the CBA. And he passed with flying colors! Go Chris Smith! Apparently some league execs can see an NBA player when they squint at you after six beers.

    2. johnno

      Here’s the problem with shipping him to the D-League — if he plays a lot, the NBA brass is likely to reconsider their position that he is enough of a prospect to conclude that including him on the roster is not a circumvention of the cap. If he doesn’t play a lot, the NBA brass is likely to reconsider their position that he is enough of a prospect…

      On a happier note, the Nets stink, so at least we’ve got that going for us…

    3. d-mar

      I really think Woodson should consider shutting Felton down for a few weeks. He’s got the nagging hamstring issue and now we hear that he’s got a pinched nerve in his hip. In the NY Times today, his shooting coach said Felton told him his hamstring is “killing him” and said it’s very difficult for him to stop in the lane when he penetrates. Play Prigs more and give Murry some burn, he looked at least serviceable in the preseason and I’m sure he can play better defense than Felton is right now.

      But either way, we can’t keep going game after game getting murdered at the PG position

    4. ephus

      I feel better that the Knicks are not going to lose their 2015 first round pick over Chris Smith. It is amazing how low the Dolan-led FO has set the bar.

    5. Nick C.

      What are the odds Moure plays? Based on the amount of time Aldrich saw and has seen my hunch is the same as he does now.

    6. flossy

      What are the odds Moure plays? Based on the amount of time Aldrich saw and has seen my hunch is the same as he does now.

      What about the guy on our bench who has nearly 15,000 minutes of perfectly competent guard play on his resume? Maybe give him a spin first?

    7. Nick C.

      I wasn’t saying ixnay to Udrih. Though he too has strangely fallen out of favor based, I guess on one bad play or something, while others get to play horribly and keep getting thrown out there. If you were a woman you might get annoyed that incompetent big titted or slutty girls get the jobs/roles while plain janes who can do the job don’t.

    8. flossy

      If you were a woman you might get annoyed that incompetent big titted or slutty girls get the jobs/roles while plain janes who can do the job don’t.

      Well, Raymond Felton probably has the biggest tits of anyone on the Knicks, so there might be something to this theory…

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